We’re on a mission to deliver the most reliable and fault-tolerant storage management software for handling mission-critical data in satellites, spacecraft, antenna controllers, communication devices, and other aerospace or defence use cases.
Benefits of Tuxera’s reliable data storage software
Fault-tolerant, power fail-safe
Extreme conditions and resource constraints can lead to component failure, data corruption, or power loss. Tuxera’s file systems have patented methods to protect data-at-risk, detect and provide early warning of imminent flash failure and/or data inconsistencies, and offer uncompromising fault tolerance during unexpected power downs or system failures.
Mission-critical storage expertise
Tuxera’s data storage management software is already in use in outer space, flying the skies, out at sea, and powering ground vehicles. Our engineers have decades of experience working with leading aerospace and defence contractors on many successful projects. We have American, European, and Asian-region citizens to meet national security requirements, and can address tailored software delivery needs.
Robust flash storage endurance
Orbital spacecraft and remote field equipment may not be serviceable. Plus, replacing space- and defence-grade hardware comes at a high price. Our embedded storage software counters the lifetime-draining effects of flash write and erase amplification and wear. Patented methods including dynamic and static wear-levelling, and intelligent data allocation algorithms deter early flash burnout.
Quality-assured and certifiable
Our custom-engineered tests are an integral part of our development and validation process. These tests ensure fail-safety, performance, and lifetime under realistic workloads and environmental conditions. We also offer products which are MISRA C:2012 compliant.
Tuxera storage solutions for aerospace and defence
Reliable navigation data – generated by onboard sensors or stored digital maps and charts – is critical in ensuring missions and flights are carried out accurately and successfully. Communications devices must be always available and built to last through long in-service times and the harshest of conditions on land, sea, air, and in space. Tuxera’s storage management software is designed to withstand heavy reads and write-and-erase cycles every day, is power-failsafe, and boots rapidly in case of failure.
Datalogging and video data for aerospace and defence
In aerospace and defence applications, you may only have a narrow window of opportunity for capturing data. Sensor or video data is often streamed in real time to a central control location, so high-performance data management is a mandate. Flash lifetime is also a concern in these applications: the devices capturing data and video are remote, with little to no chance of maintenance. Plus resources are typically constrained and have low access to power – meaning the data management solutions must not strain CPU.
Tuxera storage solutions for datalogging and video recording
- Flash manager for raw flash
Satellites, spacecraft, and rovers
Satellites store and send vast amounts of data that fuels internet connections, agriculture, environmental research, remote care of medical patients, and countless more uses. All of that is only possible if the data is reliably stored and handled first and foremost on the satellite.
Reliability is a particularly important consideration due to the harsh environment of outer space. The costly and carefully designed devices within a satellite are under threat from solar radiation, space dust and debris, extreme temperatures, and collisions with orbiting debris. All of these perils can have disastrous results on flash media. Plus, with some satellites in space for decades, data retention is a real concern. With potential data corruption and structural damage to the hardware in space, embedded designers need creative and reliable solutions to ensure the integrity of mission-critical data.
Our file systems and flash management software provides rock-solid fail-safety and fault tolerance, data redundancy, and is designed to help the flash storage hardware withstand the repeated write-erase cycles associated with long-time use.